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Carol Thatcher on the QE2 3rd Sept 2007
After forty years of transatlantic crossings we explore her legendary status.

Spending a week in the Australian jungle with basic living conditions, peeing outside and being forced to eat giant bugs and kangaroo testicles, allowed Carol Thatcher to emerge as ‘Queen of the Jungle’ on ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ back in 2005. But it was a far cry from the luxury and legendary style associated with another queen - the transatlantic liner The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2 as she is commonly known.

Carol Thatcher has just brought out “QE2 Forty Years famous” to celebrate the triumph of British engineering that Alan Whicker once described as “a space capsule drifting round the world in a delightful way.” She joins Ritula to discuss the history of the QE2, the role the ship played in the Falklands War and some of her most illustrious passengers, including Margaret Thatcher herself.

"QE2: Forty Years Famous" by Carol Thatcher is published by Simon and Schuster, ISBN 10: 1847 370330.

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